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Roger Easton Jr

Professor

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-5969
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Roger Easton Jr

Professor

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BS, Haverford College; MS, University of Maryland; MS, Ph.D., University of Arizona

585-475-5969

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Journal Paper
Jr., Roger L. Easton,, et al. "Spectral Imaging Methods Applied to the Syriac-Galen Palimpsest." Manuscript Studies 3. 1 (2018): 69-82. Print.
Easton, Roger L., et al. "Initial inspection of reagent damage to the Vercelli Book." Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Bulletin 1. 1 (2015): 34--45. Print.
Easton, Roger L., William A. Christens-Barry, and Keith T. Knox. "Ten Years of Lessons from Imaging of the Archimedes Palimpsest." Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 129. (2011): 5-34. Print.
Christens-Barry, William A., Kenneth Boydston, and Roger L. Easton. "Some Properties of Textual Heritage Materials of Importance in Spectral Imaging Projects." Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 129. (2011): 35-50. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Jr., Roger L. Easton, and David J. Kelbe. "Processing of Multispectral Imagery from St. Catherine’s Monastery Based on Spectral Statistics." New Light on Old Manuscripts, Recent Advances in Palimpsest Studies. Austrian Academy of Sciences. Vienna, Austria. 25 Apr. 2018. Lecture.
Published Conference Proceedings
Easton, Roger L. "Rediscovering Text in the Yale Martellus Map, Spectral Imaging and the New Cartography." Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security. Rome, none: IEEE, 2015. Print.
Knox, Keith T., et al. "Recovery of Handwritten Text from the Diaries and Papers of David Livingstone." Proceedings of the IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2011. San Francisco, CA: n.p., 2011. Print.
Easton, Roger L., Keith T. Knox, and William A. Christens-Barry. "Spectral Image Processing and Analysis of the Archimedes Palimpest." Proceedings of the European Signal and Image Processing Conference, Eurasip 2011. Barcelona, Spain: n.p., 2011. Print.
Book Chapter
Easton, Roger L., William A. Christens-Barry, and Keith T. Knox. "Imaging and Image-Processing Techniques." The Archimedes Palimpsest, Volume I, Catalogue and Commentary. Ed. William Noel. Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2011. NA. Print.
Published Article
Easton, R.L., and W. Noel. “Infinite Possibilities: Ten Years of Study of the Archimedes Palimpsest.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 154.1 (2010): 50-76. Print. £
“The Archimedes Palimpsest.” Eikonopoiia, Digital Imaging of Ancient Textual Heritage: Technological Challenges and Solutions, 2010. 3-26. Print. "  £
Christens-Barry, W.A., K. Boydston, and R.L. Easton. “Some Properties of Textual Heritage Materials of Importance in Spectral 27 Imaging Projects.”Proceedings of Eikonopoiia, Eikonopoiia, Digital Imaging of Ancient Textual Heritage: Technological Challenges and Solutions, 2010. 27-38. Print. £
Bloechl, K., H. Hamlin, and R.L. Easton. “Text Recovery from the Ultraviolet-Fluorescent Spectrum for Treatises of the Archimedes Palimpsest.” Proceedings of the SPIE, Computer Vision and Image Analysis of Art, 2010. n.p. Print. " 
Easton, R.L., K.T. Knox,W.A. Christens-Barry, K. Boydston, M.B. Toth, D. Emery, and W. Noel. “Standardizedsystem for multispectral imaging ofpalimpsests.” Proceedings of the SPIE, Computer Vision and Image Analysis of Art, 2010. n.p. Print. " 
Published Book
Easton, R. Fourier Methods in Imaging. United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons, 2010. Print. " 

Currently Teaching

IMGS-799
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their graduate studies.
IMGS-616
3 Credits
This course develops the mathematical methods required to describe continuous and discrete linear systems, with special emphasis on tasks required in the analysis or synthesis of imaging systems. The classification of systems as linear/nonlinear and shift variant/invariant, development and use of the convolution integral, Fourier methods as applied to the analysis of linear systems. The physical meaning and interpretation of transform methods are emphasized.
IMGS-261
4 Credits
This course develops the concepts of complex numbers and linear algebra for describing imaging systems in the frequency domain via the discrete and continuous Fourier transforms.

In the News

  • June 23, 2020

    four researchers looking at ancient manuscript.

    RIT building imaging systems to help libraries and museums uncover lost texts

    Scientists from RIT are developing affordable imaging systems to help libraries and museums preserve and expand access to their historical collections. The project, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to create a low-cost spectral imaging system and software that can be used to recover obscured and illegible text on historical documents.

  • April 8, 2019

    13th century piece of parchment paper

    Scientists use multispectral imaging to uncover lost text from manuscripts in Croatia

    Croatia has a treasure trove of historically significant manuscripts, but after 800 years of fading ink and worms eating their parchment, much of the text has become impossible to read. Scientists from RIT are using multispectral imaging to make the writing legible once again and preserve the important information the manuscripts hold.